Last week I talked about possibly knitting Iced. I knew I would modify it, though. Well, after I posted last week, I started unraveling the old sweater for the yarn I wanted to use, I realized that this yarn was not close to that used in the pattern. I knew it was thinner yarn, but it’s actually drastically thinner. I forged ahead, but several things eventually brought me to a halt.
The gauge math was just too complicated for me with this much-lighter yarn. And when you add in modifications that wouldn’t be all that simple, well. I went back to the rabbit hole that is Pattern Search on Ravelry.
And after my second search, I found a sweater that seems a bit more simple to modify: DROPS 126-15 (Ravelry link). The sweater I eventually cast on for — after actually going through the painful photo-taking and measurements motions of the extremely useful Fit to Flatter (I’d read through the series as it was released earlier this year, but I’d delayed actual action until now) — will be sort of a hybrid between the Iced and the DROPS “jacket.”
Now I’m deep in the land of side-seam shaping vs. darts. And deciding how much ease I want at various points. The pockets I had thought I would add might be a bit more complicated if I use vertical darts.
In the meantime, I cast on (again) for my first toe-up sock, Rivulets (Ravelry link). It is Soctoberfest, after all. The again part? Well, I cast on for these earlier this month, but after getting through the foot I ripped it out, since my gauge wasn’t working. Now, using my 3rd needle size, I’m hoping it works out.
What projects have you been working on this week?